Computational Center for Mobility Systems Using ANSYS Simulation Software for Industry R&D
SOUTHPOINTE, PA - April 21, 2009 - ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, and Clemson University, a top-tier research institution, today announced an agreement under which ANSYS® software will be deployed as the preferred solution for engineering simulation at the Clemson University Computational Center for Mobility Systems (CU-CCMS). The center's charter is to foster commercial innovation in automotive and other "mobility" industries, such as aviation/aerospace and energy. CU-CCMS works with commercial and government organizations, as well as world-class academic researchers, that want to push the boundaries of engineering simulation.
"What makes our center unique is that we operate according to the private sector's needs: meeting accelerated deadlines; significantly reducing overall design cycle times; focusing on complex challenges that involve entire systems, which require far greater computational resources; and performing high-fidelity analyses that bring together multiple physics in an iterative way to produce an optimal design," said James Leylek, executive director of CU-CCMS. The center is combining its novel organizational structure with dedicated supercomputing facilities and unique computational methods to help commercial organizations take product innovation to the next level. "We searched for a proven leader in engineering simulation, one that is already highly regarded by industry and well known for outstanding service and support. Making ANSYS our key simulation software partner provides CU-CCMS with the flexible, powerful and seamlessly integrated set of tools we need to focus on innovation and R&D for industry," Leylek continued.
CU-CCMS will use the multiphysics suite of software from ANSYS - which includes structural, fluid flow, heat transfer, electromagnetics and many other tools - to develop methodologies and demonstrate feasibility of ground-breaking simulations in key technology areas. The suite's adaptive architecture enables software customization specific to project or industry, and its scalability on high-performance computing (HPC) systems will enable high-fidelity simulations and optimization approaches. For example, such a simulation involves the combined use of CU-CCMS' in-house models and ANSYS software to account for unsteady, curvature, rotation and transitional boundary layer effects in the prediction of solid-fluid interactions encountered in many automotive, aviation and aerospace applications.
"Our partnership with CU-CCMS is about helping companies take the next step. The expertise and resources at the center will help commercial clients to develop engineering design solutions once thought out of reach and to increase the value of simulation for innovative product design and development," said Jim Cashman, president and CEO at ANSYS, Inc. "We are looking forward to a research/industry collaboration that will help ANSYS and our customers achieve breakthroughs in Simulation Driven Product Development(TM)."
Software from ANSYS will be installed on the CU-CCMS high-performance computing facility, which includes a Linux® cluster of Sun® 6250 blades, with peak theoretical performance of 35 Teraflops on more than 3,440 processing cores and 14 TBytes of RAM. This system, ranked as one of the world's most powerful computers on the latest "TOP-500 Supercomputers" list, is carefully balanced to include servers with large RAM for pre- and post-processing, a 20 GBit/sec Infiniband® network by Voltaire, and parallel I/O software and hardware by Panasas®. The combined Sun HPC hardware and ANSYS software installation will allow CU-CCMS to address highly detailed simulations involving complex physical phenomena and explore the use of simulation for design optimization by industry.
The collaboration between CU-CCMS and ANSYS will be highlighted in further detail today at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2009 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan at 2:30 p.m. at the Clemson University booth, #530.
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About Clemson University and CU-CCMS
Clemson is redefining the term "top-tier research university" by combining the best of two models: the scientific and technological horsepower of a major research university and the highly engaged academic and social environment of a small college. With a distinctive governance system that fosters stability in leadership, unique college structures that create an unmatched climate for collaboration, and a driven, competitive spirit that encourages faculty, staff and students to embrace bold, sometimes audacious, goals, Clemson has set its sights on being one of the nation's top-20 public universities by 2011.
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The Clemson University Computational Center for Mobility Systems (CU-CCMS) is a comprehensive computational center dedicated to solving problems for the automotive, aviation and energy industries. Part of Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), it provides unique and validated methods that yield physically realistic results for a diverse array of disciplines. Powered by a massive, dedicated HPC system, CU-CCMS supplies cost-effective solutions while efficiently converting ideas into products that will compete in the global marketplace.
For more information, visit http://clemson.edu/cu-ccms.
About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 60 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,700 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries.
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